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Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham
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'''Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium is a 40,000-seat stadium on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Primarily used for American football, it is the home field of the Duke Blue Devils. It opened in 1929 with a game against Pitt, as the first facility in Duke's new west campus. Originally named Duke Stadium, it was renamed in 1967 for football coach Wallace Wade and has remained Wallace Wade Stadium ever since.HistoryThe stadium is notable for being the site of the 1942 Rose Bowl Game. Duke had won the invitation to the game as the eastern representative. However, the attack on Pearl Harbor, just weeks after the end of the 1941 season, led to fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast. General John L. DeWitt, commander of the Western Defense Command, advised the Tournament of Roses Association not to hold the game at the Rose Bowl Stadium itself, since he was not willing to take a chance on the Japanese choosing to stage a bombing raid on a stadium with over 90,000 people in attendance. Soon afterward, the government banned all large public gatherings on the West Coast, which ruled out Bell Field on the campus of Oregon State, the host team from the PCC, as an alternative venue. The Tournament of Roses Association originally planned to cancel the game, but Duke officials invited the Rose Bowl and Oregon State to Durham to play the game. The offer was accepted, and on a cold, rainy January 1, 1942, 56,000 fans, 22,000 of whom sat on bleachers borrowed from nearby NC State and UNC, watched the heavily favored Blue Devils fall to the strong defense of the Beavers 20-16. It is still the only time the game has been played outside of Pasadena, California.
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TripAdvisor
  • This stadium is quaint by modern day standards. But when your team wins on a perfect fall day, it's a perfect day. It's even better when you can share that win with a load of Hokies. The stadium is na...  more »
  • Very nice and good seating. Very strict on entering. Had to go thru all kinds of security. No package larger than 10". Ladies leave your purses home. Parking is very far away about 1.5 miles. But nice...  more »
  • I decided to take the family here for a college football game. It was our first, on Halloween and the stadium was a great experience. The food was very good, although slightly expensive. The seats wer...  more »
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  • Amazing since the renovation! The new tower in the stadium is truly a work of art and very luxurious. You can walk around just about the stadium through the concourse and there many different good food options. Great place to see a football game.
  • Good stadium to watch a football game. Not too big or too small. There could be more porta potties.
  • Good view, good sound, clean, concessions reasonably priced. Parking could use some oversight.
  • It is well on its way to big improvements. Better rating when done.
  • Worked building the new stadium, the vice president made us come to work later so his family could sleep later,, really???